The Cinema Lusso home cinema design process…
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Every design starts with a meeting to understand your vision and goals for your new favourite room.
We can arrange meetings and demonstrations in Buckinghamshire and Surrey at our own facilities or at one of our partner facilities in Central London, Essex, Surrey, Hampshire and Cambridgeshire.
The options are endless, so if you can imagine it, we can build it.
At Cinema Lusso, we follow the same design process for every project. No two rooms or clients are ever the same, but our structured approach to design will always lead to your new favourite room.
Our design method follows global industry Best Practice, using the latest CEDIA best practice guidelines, which we are the only UK based Home Cinema Installer to have contribute to.
Combining the art of interior design and a thorough understanding of the scientific research & Engineering principles required, our Home Cinemas are designed to both look beautiful provide and state of the art performance.
8 stages of home cinema design
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The most important part of the design process. During our initial meeting, we will ask a series of questions to understand all about your dream room and how you will use it.
2/ Interior Design
During our first meeting, we usually use Virtual Reality Headsets in order to show you a range of interior design concepts. As we discuss several different rooms, we will develop an understanding of the elements you like and dislike in terms of Lighting, Seating, colours, fabrics, patterns in order to create your bespoke design.
3/ Seating & Furniture
The starting place for our Technical design. It is impossible to determine any other element of a Cinema or Entertainment room, until the seating design is confirmed. Specifying any details of the AV System, such as the screen size, speaker positions, amplifiers, or projector, before the seating layout is confirmed would be the biggest mistake possible.
4/ Video Design
Once we have confirmed where each of the guests will be sat in the room, we can calculate the correct screen size. This is one of the few elements of the technical design which is subjective, with the size specified to meet your personal taste.
5/ Audio Design
Once the seating and screen have been decided, we can begin to calculate the correct position for the loudspeakers. When the positions allow, our preference is always to use an acoustically transparent screen with the speakers behind, just like in a commercial cinema. This is also the time to decide how the positions of subwoofers and surround speakers.
With all of the sizes and positions decided, it’s finally time to start choosing the right equipment. We can choose the correct projector to suit the screen size and the correct speakers to provide the volume and coverage for the seating area and finally the correct amplifiers for the chosen speakers. If we had specified any of these elements before the positional design, there is no way to know if they would be suitable.
7/ Room Acoustics
The room itself plays a huge role in the final sound of the Home Cinema. With your eyes closed you could easily tell if you were in an expansive cave or a small carpeted room, just from the sounds and echos you hear. With movies, the soundtrack contains all the information we need, to imagine the space the scene takes place. When we plan the room acoustics, we make sure the room is neutral, so the movie can transport us to a cave, a field or a small room, without the room we are in giving away its size.
A full design and drawing pack, ensures that everybody involved in the design, construction and long term maintenance of the system have al the details required. This includes the specialist partners we will work with required including the Architect and Heating / Air Conditioning suppliers.